Pixel 2 launcher APK download works on older Androids

Google Assistant on your phone got a lot more useful with controls for Chromecast now live from your phone

The Google Pixel 2 was recently said to have the best smartphone camera now available, according to DxOMark. In deed, a new update brings the Assistant support for the infotainment app, which is exclusive for Android TV's. Just keep in mind that there's no real Google Now integration to speak of right now, so if that's a decisive factor for you, tough luck!

The fact that we have to say "Google Assistant on the phone" shows you how fragmented this stuff is. As such, I recommend you take all caution when deciding whether or not this piece of software is meant for your device - or if you're going to risk it all to run with the newest in new. At first, it sounds odd, but later we realized that it is useful, you can also get this Pixel style interface on your Android device by just installing a 3MB application. They just announced yesterday that Google Express shopping is coming to the Google Assistant experience on the phone soon so it shows that they're working to bring things closer together.

The Google Assistant has always been able to control Chromecasts from a Google Home, but now that ability is expanding to the Google Assistant on Android phones, too. A big example of this is when you're trying to play something on a Chromecast device.

If you're outside of the United States, you're also going to miss out - for the time being, at least. A number of people have sent in reports to Android Police that tell them the feature finally works when issuing the voice command via Google Assistant on the phone. You should be able to send videos and music to your Chromecast-built-in devices even if you don't own a Google Home, but at this time, it's not clear as to how the functionality is being rolled out.